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September 1, 2016, 5:15 AM

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Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung shareholders anxious as company confirms Galaxy Note 7 shipments have been halted to South Korea's mobile carriers amid quality control issues  —  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's (005930.KS) mobile recovery was under pressure on Thursday after it delayed shipments of its premium Galaxy …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Dropbox breach from 2012, which prompted password resets last week, is now known to have affected 68M+ accounts, and leaked user emails, hashed passwords  —  Hackers have stolen over 60 million account details for online cloud storage platform Dropbox.  Although the accounts were stolen during …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Box hires team behind data analytics startup Wagon; Wagon app to shut down October 3  —  Cloud file syncing and sharing software company Box today announced that it has acquired the team from Wagon Analytics, a startup that built an application that analysts could use to query and analyze their data.
More: The Box Blog, Wagon Blog and VatorNewsTweets: @levie
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Box beats estimates in Q2 with $95.7M in revenue, up 30% YoY, vs $94.65M expected  —  Box reported its second quarter fiscal 2017 earnings after the bell on Wednesday.  The company beat estimates, posting an adjusted loss of 14 cents, compared to the 19 cents expected by analysts.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Asus debuts ZenWatch 3, a round Android Wear smartwatch with battery that lasts 2 days and charges to 60% in 15 minutes, coming to US, Germany in Oct. for €229  —  Today at IFA, Asus has announced the ZenWatch 3, a new Android Wear smartwatch.  It jettisons everything that was underwhelming …
Elana Pidgeon / Windows Blog:
HP unveils two Windows PCs: the speaker-like Pavilion Wave starting at $550, and the Elite Slice, a modular PC, starting at $949, both coming September  —  This slideshow requires JavaScript.  —  With the HP Pavilion Wave, design, entertainment and productivity come together in an exciting new design.
Readability / Medium:
The Readability bookmarking service will shut down on September 30, 2016.  —  After more than five years of operation, the Readability article bookmarking/read-it-later service will be shutting down after September 30, 2016.  —  If you'd like to save your bookmarks, please follow these directions before September 30, 2016.
More: The Next Web and Good E-ReaderTweets: @amontalenti
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Jessica Alba joins Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am, Gary Vaynerchuk as exec producer and mentor on Apple's Planet of the Apps; Lightspeed commits $10M in prizes  —  Lightspeed Venture Partners commits $10 million to fund winning apps  —  Jessica Alba has boarded “Planet of the Apps” …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Lenovo debuts Yoga Book with 1080p touchscreen and touch panel for typing and writing, comes with stylus; Android version starts at $499, Windows 10 around $550  —  Tablets were supposed to be the future.  They were supposed to get us off the desk and away from the laptop …
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Lenovo unveils $400 Moto Z Play phone, with 3510 mAh battery, 3.5mm jack, supports snap-on accessories, coming to Verizon in September  —  Lenovo adds a third phone to the Moto Z series  —  Lenovo is today adding a third smartphone to the company's Moto Z series: the Moto Z Play.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Samsung unveils Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier smartwatches; Frontier model includes LTE as well as WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS; price and availability TBA  —  I've not been a fan of the smartwatch, partially because it lacked the design flair of traditional analog watches.  Samsung knows about that issue.

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